About the film
resistance artist work man chance rejection community painting joseph stalin vision art poland communism censorship physical disability subordination legal system
Release Date: October 22, 2016
|Slogan||:||«The Artist Who Opposed The Soviet Dictatorship»|
|Production Companies||:||National Audiovisual Institute, Akson Studio, TVP|
|Producers||:||Michał Kwieciński, Ewa Brodzka|
|Writers||:||Andrzej Wajda, Andrzej Mularczyk|
In 1945, as Stalin sets his hands over Poland, famous painter Wladislaw Strzeminski refuses to compromise on his art with the doctrines of social realism. Persecuted, expelled from his chair at the University, he's eventually erased from the museums' walls. With the help of some of his students, he starts fighting against the Party and becomes the symbol of an artistic resistance against intellectual tyranny.